ARTICLES RELATING TO TAX FILING SEASON 2015

Can I claim interest on second property?

2016-02-24 07:59

A Fin24 user who has bought a second property to rent with the aid of an access bond and a loan from a different bank wants to know if he can claim interest.

Are liquidator payouts taxable?

2015-12-01 22:26

A Fin24 user wants to know if his delayed leave payout following his company's liquidation is taxable.

I earn below R250 000 a year, how much tax do I pay?

2015-10-01 07:58

A Fin24 user who earns below 250 000 a year wants to know how much tax needs to be paid in order to avoid being indebted to SARS.

I get paid through a PayPal account, do I pay tax?

2015-09-30 07:36

I am working for a company that is located in the United States, I receive payment through my PayPal account. Will I be paying tax?

Can I claim for phone, 3G and travelling expenses?

2015-09-07 17:39

A Fin24 user wants to know if he can claim mobile phone, 3G and travelling costs for work done for the same company that retrenched him as well as others.

How to declare rental income

2015-09-02 07:25

Under which code does one declare rental income when filing for tax, asks a Fin24 user.

What is the tax on a firm making R120k a year?

2015-08-23 22:13

What are the tax and VAT implications that I need to be aware of at this stage of the business, asks a small business owner.

How to claim for tax on pension moved to UK

2015-08-20 21:46

A Fin24 user wants to know how to claim for tax charged on a private pension transferred to the UK.

Can I claim if I freelance?

2015-08-12 14:15

Advice for a Fin24 user who wants to know if he can claim if he is a freelancer.

Can I claim for my own medical expenses?

2015-08-07 15:57

A Fin24 user wants to know if she can claim her out-out-pocket medical expenses on her tax return even though she's on her husband's medical aid.

 

Tax on fringe benefits vs savings on air fares

2015-12-07 07:53

A Fin24 user who works in Bloemfontein but live in Cape Town wants to know how he can offset the saving on air fares against tax on fringe benefits.

Am I liable for tax in SA on my overseas income?

2015-10-01 14:27

Do I have to pay tax in South Africa on my overseas income even though there is a double tax agreement between my country of residence and SA, asks a Fin24 user.

Claiming for share management fees

2015-10-01 07:57

Am I allowed to claim the management fee from my share portfolio as a tax deduction from income made, asks a Fin24 user.

Soldier wants to claim for glasses post-op

2015-09-15 06:34

A soldier who has had an eye operation wants to know if he can claim back the portion he had to pay for glasses.

Advice for mom whose son gets paid via her account

2015-09-07 17:13

A taxpayer is seeking advice on how to file a tax return when her son's earnings are being paid into her bank account.

Clarifying the law on working abroad

2015-08-25 07:57

A Fin24 user working abroad as a seaman in exploration and mining looks for clarification on the law of exemption rule.

Income tax codes for working outside SA

2015-08-20 22:05

A local company wants to know if it has treated the tax affairs of the six expats working on a project in Angola correctly.

How to file when no tax was withheld

2015-08-12 14:29

A Fin24 user wants to know how to handle payments received where no tax has been withheld fro 'piece' work.

Tips to avoid eFiling scams

2015-08-07 18:29

Over 3.3 million taxpayers submit returns via Sars eFiling and there has been a noticeable increase in attacks from cyber criminals looking to take advantage.

Can interns claim for travel expenses?

2015-08-03 13:58

A Fin24 user who received a stipend of R5 000 while on internship wants to know if she can claim for her travelling expenses.

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